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1 week hiking in Lombardy: Lakes Como & Maggiore

Join one of our expert guides on this 7-day hiking and cruising adventure around the most beautiful areas in Lombardy, Northern Italy: Lake Como and Lake Maggiore.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration7 days
Offer periodApr, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Skill LevelAll Levels
Fitness LevelOpen to everyone
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • A beautiful adventure through gardens, historic sites and rivieras.

  • Discover these hidden sites close to Milan.

  • Hike and cruise all in the same trip.

Description

Join me on an incredible adventure that combines hiking and sailing around one of the most beautiful areas in Italy: Lombardy. Departing from Milan, we’ll explore Lake Como, Lake Maggiore and its surrounding areas on this exciting hiking week!

Lombardy is the most developed and most populous area in Italy and, also, the most culturally rich with great historic landmarks, cultural events and art. We’ll meet in Milan and begin this 7-day adventure in which we will enjoy hiking, mini-cruises and visiting beautiful places in Northern Italy. Some of the spots we’ll go to include the Borromeo Islands, Laveno and Lenno. Make sure to review the itinerary below for a more detailed description of what we’ll be doing each day. Keep in mind that the itinerary may change due to weather conditions or other unforeseeable events.

Hikers of all levels are invited on this trip. It is not a very demanding itinerary (we’ll be hiking around 3 hours each day), so that we can enjoy every stunning spot we visit. Furthermore, I will be there to help and guide you!

So, if you are ready to spend a dazzling week surrounded by the incredible landscapes of Lombardy, then book your trip now!

And, if you are looking for more hiking trips, you can check out the ones I offer to the GR20 in Corsica and in Queyras, France.

Accommodation

2 to 4-star hotels in 2 and 3-bed rooms.

Disclaimer

Depending on the period or unforeseeable events, some sites may be closed to tourists. The guide will suggest alternative visits. No refunds.

More info

Make sure to bring only one piece of luggage,, preferably a backpack of no more than 10kg. Equipment needed: -Light hiking boots -A pair of shorts -A windbreaker -Rainwear -Sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, lip cream, swimsuit -Plates and plastic cutlery for picnics -Water bottle -Toilet bag -Pharmacy kit -Tenis shoes and loose clothes for the evenings -Flashlight and toilet paper -Warm clothes for those doing the activity on the months of April and October.

Meeting point

Milan Central Station.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Milan

We’ll meet at the Milan Central Station and tour around the historic center (Duomo, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Sforza Castle). Train to Stresa. Night at 3-star hotel.

Day 2: Borromeo Islands

Boat to Isola Bella, Isola dei Pescatori and Isola Madre. On the afternoon, cablecar to the alpine garden. Night at 3-star hotel in Stresa.

Day 3: Laveno and Sasso del Ferro

Private boat to Laveno and climb to Sasso del Ferro (1,062 meters). We’ll enjoy stunning views of Lake Maggiore and Monte Rosa. Night at a 2-star hotel in Laveno.

Day 4: Lake Como

Short hike to Hermitage Santa Caterina del Sasso. Then, we’ll take a train to Lake Como and do a small boat cruise to Lenno. Night at a 4-star hotel.

Day 5: Villa Carlotta and Lenno

Boat ride to Villa Carlotta, where we’ll hike the villa, gardens and the Azalea Riviera, including  the Sanctuary of the Madonna of Ossuccio, the Sacro Monte and its 14 chapels considered UNESCo World Heritage Site. During the afternoon, we’ll hike around Balbianello villa in Lenno. Night at a 4-star hotel.

Day 6: Lake Como and Bellagio

Mini-cruise on Lake Como and a hike around Bellagio, including Bellano and the Varenna village. Night at a 4-star hotel.

Day 7: Lecco

Hiking to Civate and  San Pietro al Monte. Train to Milan.


About the guide

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I am the director of a trekking agency based in the Queyras Regional Park and specialized in guided and self-guided walking, snowshoeing and cycling trips in the southern alps.

I created my agency with 3 other mountain leaders 20 years ago.
Who in the present work with me, and we as a team, take care of all the trips.

Please get in touch with me, if you want us to organise you a great trip in the Alps !


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 975 each

Group of 2

EUR 975 each

Group of 3

EUR 975 each

Group of 4

EUR 975 each

Group of 5

EUR 975 each

Group of 6

EUR 975 each

Group of 7

EUR 975 each

Group of 8

EUR 975 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transport during the trip

• Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Price details

• Price per person to join a group of 5 to 15 people. Price includes picnics (except day 1) and transfers and boat crossings. Price does not include insurance, baggage transport, picnic for day 1, entrance fees (€50), baggage deposit in Milan (€5 per person), drinks and personal expenses or tourist taxes (€1 per night).


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